Mediation is not neutral. The process itself is full of implicit principles and valuable life lessons.
This article will explain why the First Department was wrong in 2015 when it unanimously affirmed a lower court’s arbitration decision.
(9/07/17)Klaus Peter Berger
This is a book review by Michael Leathes of Private Dispute Resolution in International Business; Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration by Klaus Peter Berger.
Frequently, disputes arise out of the different perspectives of the parties. Parties may observe the same facts but their perceptions of what happened and why may turn on where they stood, what role they were playing or what they were thinking at the time of the occurrence or event at the center of the controversy.
We often talk about peacemaking while neglecting to address the ultimate goal of justice, restoration and forgiveness.
(7/14/17)Gracious Timothy, Tanima Tandon
In our respective professional lives, each of us have had a fair experience of the approach that advocates have towards in-house counsels and vice-versa.
This article analyzes an important recent California case related to arbitration agreements and waivers.
When I first began a career in mediation, almost thirty years ago, we often needed to convince others of the benefits of mediation.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Tom Stipanowich, Co-Director of Pepperdine's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and former Director of CPR in New York, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds there is still a significant amount of confusion about what is mediation and what can a mediator do for you.
(11/04/16)Michael A. Zeytoonian
We live in a specialized world, one in which access to information is so overwhelming that there literally is “an app for that” to satisfy even the most specific and narrow of needs.
This article describes how the mediator can assess the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s valuation position as well as the disarray in the New York courts in ruling on valuation issues.
This book is a collection of previously published essays by two outstanding lawyers, one of whom is a well respected arbitrator, who practice labor and employment law in Michigan. The essays - witty, thought provoking and insightful - are drawn from experience in the trenches. They address lawyering, brief writing, mediation and arbitration, civility, persuasion, life, and MORE!
In this article I will offer a panoramic view on the concept of peace in Islam and on Islamic conflict resolution principles and practices. Albeit the overwhelming negative narratives on Islam, this religion and tradition is rooted in an articulate philosophy of peace, justice, reciprocity, and community.
(7/15/16)Andrea Maia, Vivien Lys Porto Ferreira da Silva
The current issue consists on identifying the effectiveness of insertion of clauses of mediation in contract of insurance and reinsurance in corporate law and consumer law, exclusively in private mediation.
I recently met with a group of entertainment attorneys (like myself) here in Los Angeles, some of whom were also considering entering the arbitration field. A significant number of these attorneys did not understand that copyright infringement and other intellectual property disputes can be arbitrated or mediated.
(7/01/16)Esther Gomez Jimenez
El impacto de las nuevas tecnologías y en particular el uso de Internet han hecho posible el establecimiento de nuevos métodos para la resolución de los conflictos, y es aquí donde entra en juego la Mediación, pudiéndose la misma desarrollar por este medio.
When consumer disputes evolve, the perception and at times, reality is it's a push-resistance equation. Emotions escalate. Judgments, yet not resolution, rule.
Testimony and documents may be obtained in arbitration in accordance with the parties’ agreement, the applicable institutional arbitration rules and provisions of law (federal and state arbitration acts, as applicable).
(2/12/16)Malcolm Sher, Jobi Halper
Fee disputes pose a minefield for attorneys. Cautiously stepping through disputes may maximize your ability to retain or recover fees, while avoiding a malpractice claim or State Bar complaint.
Much has been written about the global development of mediation, but more should be said about the important questions that should be confronted by practitioners, policymakers and users.
Mediation is now well-established in Australia particularly in the commercial jurisdictions of the states and territories. However it is still viewed as an unwelcome visitor by many in the legal profession and the judiciary.
This article asks: Why a continent, considered by many to have been the springboard for the unprecedented modern growth in arbitration in Europe and Asia recently went through a significant increase in the number of international arbitrations?
(1/08/16)Brian Jerome, Jeffrey Stern
This article reflects on the current and timely issue of hidden arbitration clauses in contracts, and a rebuttal to the recent NY Times article series which was extremely partisan and put arbitration and arbitrators in a very poor light. The article more accurately positions arbitration as an important and helpful alternative to litigation.
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Following are two interesting and recent federal court rulings related to arbitration.